Welding and Fabrication Technician

Working in the College's welding lab, you will take metal fabrication projects from the engineering drawing stage through cutting and forming processes to the welding and inspection phase. You have the option to start your apprenticeship and will also have unique opportunities to put your welding skills into practice by working on real community and applied research projects.

Co-op Apprenticeship Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Metal fabricator apprentice
  • Welder apprentice
  • Metal fabricator or welder in steel fabrication, manufacturing, construction, pulp and paper mills, mines, refineries, heavy equipment shops and shipyards

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$29,800 to $130,000

Obtain real-world experience using industry-standard equipment in the College's welding lab to take projects from concept to finished product.

Plan your future

Next Session start

September 2017

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Co-op education
  • Apprenticeships

Graduate in 2019*

*Minimum Full time length is 2 years

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